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Folder Permissions

NTFS file and folder permissions and access reports

NTFS permissions determine who has access to what files and folders in an organization. For efficient folder management, it is important to regularly monitor NTFS file permissions, access control lists, and folder permissions, and to specify the level of inheritance. However, performing these tasks using native tools like PowerShell scripts can prove to be a cumbersome process.

With ADManager Plus' Permissions for Folders report, administrators can check, analyze, and manage Windows access rights, folder and file permissions, and network-attached storage (NAS) file servers while executing the appropriate measures to enhance NTFS folder security. The generated reports can be scheduled to be delivered at a specified time and can be exported in CSV, HTML, PDF, CSVDE, and XLSX file formats. Administrators can also gain a comprehensive view of access control lists and ensure that Windows access rights and folder permissions are accurately assigned and managed.

Shares in the Servers report

Screenshot of the Shares in the Servers report under NTFS Reports in ADManager Plus.
  • This report lists all the file shares on the specified servers, including details such as their location, the accounts with permissions on these shares, their associated permissions, and the scope of these permissions (e.g., folder orsubfolder).
  • Administrators can use this report to verify if only the desired folders are shared and gain valuable insights into the specified account's share access levels.

Permissions for Folders report

Screenshot of the Permissions for Folders report under NTFS Reports in ADManager Plus
  • This report lists the folder permissions of all the users and groups for a specific folder.
  • The associated access control entries clearly indicate the level of access a user or group has on a folder, and any inheritable permissions are specified as well. Administrators can check for folder permissions at the subfolder level as needed.
  • This file and directory permissions report can be generated automatically.
  • It can also be used as an NTFS permissions analyzer to ensure that the right access has been given to the folders.

Administrators can easily secure their folders by monitoring NTFS security permissions on folders.

Non-inheritable Folders report

Screenshot of the Non-Inheritable Folders report under NTFS Reports in ADManager Plus
  • NTFS reports on non-inheritable folders list the folders and files protected from inheritable permissions.
  • With this Windows NTFS security report, an administrator can keep track of folders or directories and ensure that security is not compromised due to inheritance.
    • How to list the folders and files that are protected from inheritable permissions using ADManager Plus:
      • Log in to ADManager Plus and access the Non-inheritable Folders report.
      • Provide the directory path and generate the report.
      • For complete steps, refer to this help document.

Folders Accessible by Accounts report

Screenshot of the Folders Accessible by Accounts report under NTFS Reports in ADManager Plus
  • This report lists all the files and folders that AD users and groups have access to.
  • Using this report, administrators can apply different levels of access permissions, such as full control, read only, or write only.

ADManager Plus serves as a Windows file permissions reporting tool, helping admins analyze folder permissions, generate NTFS folder permissions reports, list users' folder access permissions, and enhance overall security.

ADManager Plus simplifies identity management, ensures security, and improves compliance. It simplifies several routine tasks, such as provisioning users, cleaning up dormant accounts, and managing NTFS and share permissions.

ADManager Plus also offers more than 200 prepackaged reports, including reports on inactive or locked-out AD user accounts, Microsoft 365 licenses, and users' last logon times. Perform management actions right from these reports. Build a custom workflow structure to help with ticketing and compliance, and automate routine AD tasks, such as user provisioning or deprovisioning. Download a free trial today to explore all these features yourself.

Benefits of using ADManager Plus as a Windows file permissions and folder access reporting tool:

  • Eliminate the dependency on PowerShell scripts to fetch NTFS file and folder permissions and access information.
  • Schedule NTFS security reports to be delivered at specified times.
  • Export reports in multiple formats, such as CSV, PDF, XLSX, HTML, or CSVDE.

Amp up your NTFS and share permissions monitoring.

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